Apple drops the call

Apple isn't the first to have prioritised style over substance.

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Last Updated: 10 Sep 2010

I’ve held off requesting an iPhone4 from MT’s IT requisitioning department for the time being. I find it helps if your mobile phone actually enables you to talk to people as well as editing your video of the kids, joining online Raoul Moat appreciation societies, finding good dogging spots in Solihull and shining your shoes overnight. Apparently if you hold the iPhone in a certain way (known as the ‘death grip’) you can’t get a signal, and if you can’t actually talk to anyone you might as well go back to a couple of yogurt pots connected by a taut string.

This is a shame because, being the sad, puerile fool that I am, I was looking forward to my first ever downloaded app being iFart which is one of the funniest things I’ve seen and heard in ages.

I can’t say I’m surprised Apple has come a cropper with this gorgeous, metal-banded gizmo. I’ve got a Nokia at the moment which, while it takes wonderful photos and even more stunning video, has a mind of its own when it comes to telephony. And trying to get your email….You may as well send someone back to the office to print them out from your desktop and send them by courier.

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In today's bulletin:

BA, Iberia and AA tie-up earns its wings
Whither Ocado as Fairfield fails to float
Workshy Brits throw 35m sickies a year
Apple drops the call
Not such a jolly holiday for cash-strapped Brits

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